- June 1, 1937 - November 21, 2012
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
of Arthur's Passing
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“Ellen, Although I didn't know your brother I heard of him mentioned by my friends that worked with him at GM. I am saddened to to heard that his...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Bob Talsma - wyoming, MI
“Thinking of you all and keeping you in prayer. I know Don is in a much better place...but it still hurts, this I know. We are here for you all if you...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Debbie Doty and Tom Bush - MI
“Sorry for you loss.
3 of 6 | Posted by: Darryl Barkel - Byron Center, MI
“Grandpa has been the only grandpa I have ever really known. The last ten years grandpa and grandma accepted me and treated me as their own from day...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Heidi Walsh - Grand Rapids, MI
“Uncle Don was never to busy to take the time to listen and to share his stories. He was a fantastic Uncle and it's a very sad time to lose him. Love...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kurt & Karen Hastings - MI
“Kind, loving, generous,
cheeky, playful, adventurous.
Full of laughter, full of fun,
could get a smile from anyone.
When God gave us...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Terry & Caitlin Hastings - MI
Mr. Arthur " Don" Rebentisch age 75 of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully on November 21, 2012. with his loving family at his side. Don was born to Delton and Marion Rebentisch on June 1, 1937. He graduated from Coopersville High School. He joined the Navy when he was seventeen years old. Don spent fourteen years in the service. He did three stints in Vietnam. Then he had a service station until he got burned very bad there. After he recovered he worked at GM. He was a mechanic for GM and retired as bargaining chairman for the U.A.W. After retiring he enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and his special hobby was working in the yard with flowers and plants. Don loved being around all his kids and grandkids. Don leaves his wife of 30 years, Mary Ellen, his children Ted and Larissa Rebentisch, Theresa Rebentisch, Carlene and Mike Habian, Bobi and Dave Foster, Terri Sue and Dennis Fritz, Les and Pam Versluis, Vicki and Kraig Fredricks, Robin and Dan Clemet, Bill and Mary Espinoza, Valerie and Mike Cosby, eighteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, his sisters Ruth and Terry Hastings, JoAnn and Bill Potgeter and Ellen Verberkmoes. Two sisters- in law, Dolores and Jim Chandler and Ann and Tom Blaukamp, several nieces and nephews. A Funeral and Committal will be Tuesday 11 am at the funeral home. His family will receive visitors Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance NW. Entombment Rosedale Mausoleum. Don's family wishes to thank Spectrum Hospice for their care and compassion.